Today we'll be reviewing the SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel.
Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!
- Sturdy Aluminum construction
- 10 + 1 Bearing system
- 33lb of drag
- Variety of sizes and heights available
- Soft EVA handle may not be to everyone’s taste
- Not Braid ready
SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel Product Review
Compared to the other reels featured in this list, the SeaKnight is, in my opinion, the most beginner friendly option. But with its variety of options, it wouldn’t look out of place in the tackle box of even the most seasoned of anglers.
Available in various spool sizes from 2000 – 6000 and several reel lengths. With the larger reels in this line utilizing a 4.7 gear ratio, perfect for pulling in larger species of gamefish, and smaller reels using a much faster 6.2 ratio for quicker retrieval, there is an option available for all anglers.
The construction is durable enough to withstand punishing saltwater environments time and time again. You will notice a much thicker main shaft with sealed aluminum spool + rotor.
The stainless-steel ball bearings are shielded from any contact with saltwater and have also been coated with an anti-corrosive coating boosting the lifespan of this unit.
Not just a well-constructed saltwater reel I can certainly tell a lot of attention to detail has been paid to the aesthetic design with sleek gold accents giving the unit a very appealing look.
Casting from the SeaKnight is quick and smooth as butter, with a tight spring to be found in the bail working exceptionally well. Retrieve is very even and faultless and the anti-reverse works great.
Boasting 10+1 bearings and a drag system with up to 33lbs of drag from a 6.2:1 ratio that feels good under the hand this unit is certainly powerful enough to reel in some larger species of gamefish.
Containing an oscillation system that layers the line into the spool uniformly reducing line friction dramatically is a welcome addition. Unfortunately, one drawback to this unit is that it is not braid ready and will need anchorage to prevent spilling.
The SeaKnight is fantastic for the angler looking for a reel to use in both saltwater and freshwater, working fantastically for inshore, Bass, Walleyes, Catfish, Stripers, and much more. If it’s a reliable and versatile spinning reel you are looking for, I would consider checking this reel out.
Mono Line Capacity (lb/yd): 25/250, 30/225, 35/130
Braided Line Capacity (lb/yd): Not braid ready
Max Drag (lb): 17.5
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Ball Bearings: 11
Weight (OZ): 9.8
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